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Immigration attorneys describe surge in deportations under Trump
Smartphone app aims to connect hungry Minnesota kids with free meals
Grande Day Parade 2017
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Exhibit documents Willmar festival
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Minnesota Court of Appeals
June 14, 2017
Court of Appeals rules for Glacial Plains in Benson
BENSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Glacial Plains Cooperative in a long and bitter legal dispute with a sister...
June 14, 2017 - 7:05am
April 26, 2017
Builder loses appeal
GRANITE FALLS — The city of Granite Falls can move ahead and raze a structure it has deemed a nuisance, despite a plea by its owner for...
April 26, 2017 - 8:57am
October 28, 2016
Minnesota Court of Appeals affirms Meeker County criminal sexual conduct conviction
LITCHFIELD — For the second time, but in a separate case, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a conviction against Nathan Charles...
October 28, 2016 - 4:05pm
June 22, 2016
Appeals court backs Minnesotan who sawed garage in half
NASHWAUK — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has backed a rural Nashwauk man who sawed his neighbor’s garage in half in a property boundary...
June 22, 2016 - 5:30am
May 25, 2016
State rules ‘lie detector’ results not allowed in probation hearing
ST. PAUL — It is well-known that polygraph testing — the infamous “lie detector” test — is not allowed as evidence in courtrooms because the tests generally are not reliable. But many convicted criminals in Minnesota submit to polygraph testing as part of probation requirements....
May 25, 2016 - 11:31pm
April 15, 2016
Appeals court mulls Iron Range garage-sawing case
DULUTH -- A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel seemed to agree Thursday with a district court judge's assessment that Roger Weber was "rash" in his decision to saw his neighbor's garage in half after a long family dispute. But the three judges, hearing oral arguments at the St. Louis...
April 15, 2016 - 5:30am
March 28, 2016
Court upholds Chippewa County conviction
MONTEVIDEO — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected the challenge of a Chippewa County defendant. Tyrese Thomas argued that he was denied a fair trial when the court seated and did not “rehabilitate” a juror who had read a newspaper account of the charges against him....
March 28, 2016 - 10:05pm
March 21, 2016
Appeals Court reinstates Meeker County case
LITCHFIELD — Meeker County law enforcement officers did not violate a woman’s Fourth Amendment rights when they entered another person’s residence to arrest her with a valid warrant, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled. In a decision released Monday, the Court of Appeals reinstated...
March 21, 2016 - 9:04pm
March 2, 2016
Appeals Court affirms Swift County assault case
BENSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Troy Gocha, 41, for two counts of second-degree assault in Swift County in...
March 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
February 19, 2016
Appeals court reverses conviction of Renville County man
OLIVIA — While searching a Renville County farm property on the night of April 23, 2014, for a man that sheriff’s deputies felt could pose a threat to them, one of officers came across a rifle on a sofa in a lighted shed. The deputy unloaded the rifle and called in its serial...
February 19, 2016 - 11:14pm
February 2, 2016
Appeals Court upholds criminal sex conviction
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a Willmar man now serving a prison sentence for attempted, first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In an unpublished opinion filed Monday, the Court of Appeals found that the evidence supported...
February 2, 2016 - 12:03am
January 20, 2016
Court of Appeals orders new sentence in Swift County drug case
BENSON — A 75-month prison sentence will be reduced for a man convicted of second-degree drug possession in Swift County. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals remanded for resentencing the conviction of Shannon Don Quenzer, 46, of Aberdeen, South Dakota. He had been convicted...
January 20, 2016 - 11:12pm
Court of Appeals affirms Lac qui Parle conviction
DAWSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a Lac qui Parle County jury’s verdict that convicted a Dawson woman of a felony violation of a harassment restraining order. The order affirming the District Court action was filed Tuesday. Tiffaney Diane Hill, 39, of Dawson, appealed...
January 20, 2016 - 11:09pm
December 28, 2015
Appeals court rules warrantless DWI urine tests unconstitutional
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday held that the state cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to warrantless urine tests. Reversing the Steele County conviction of Ryan Thompson, the court said the case affects “his fundamental right to be free from unconstitutional...
December 28, 2015 - 11:08pm
December 8, 2015
Regulatory processes slow Enbridge pipeline projects
EDINA — Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings. The Minnesota Court of Appeals. Two Enbridge pipeline projects that would traverse northern Minnesota have been discussed in just about every venue in the state — and there’s still so much more to do before the Sandpiper...
December 8, 2015 - 11:14pm